Senior Services for Thornton Township Residents

Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli serves food at a senior event

The Senior Services Department has expanded, we now offer services at three (3) locations:

Thornton Township Hall
333 East 162nd Street
South Holland
708-596-6040 Ext. 3170

Calumet City Senior Center
1420 Huntington Drive
Calumet City
708-596-6040 Ext. 3190

Senior / Youth and Family Services
14323 Halsted
708-596-6040 Ext. 2000

We offer a wide range of services and special events for senior citizens of Thornton Township. These programs and services are designed to assist seniors in enjoying their “Golden Years.”

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For additional information regarding any of our programs or services, or to make an appointment, please call the Township Hall at 708-596-6040, Ext. 3170, the Calumet Senior Center at Ext. 3190 or the Riverdale Senior Center at Ext. 2000.

The Village of Lansing has several Departments that offer a

variety of services to Lansing Seniors.
These services are listed below

1. Upon reaching the age of 65 years, Lansing seniors are eligible for a discounted garbage/refuse rate which is included in your water bill.
This discount rate is $55.74 per billing period.

Please come to the Treasurer's office and fill out the required form, bringing with you a recent tax bill along with your drivers license or state identification card.

2. We offer a Senior Vehicle Sticker (one per household) to Seniors reaching the age of 65 years by January 1st. The cost of the Senior sticker for a car is $3.00 and a truck sticker would be $3.00

3. Senior Bus service is available through Thornton Township and Bloom Township. Please call 708-339-9980 for Thornton Township and 708-754-8200 for Bloom Township.

1. Free income tax assistance and electronic filing is available at the Patti Leach Youth Center to Senior Citizens and low-income individuals through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and AARP.

Participants need to bring a copy of last years income statements, property tax receipts and any other receipts for possible deductions.
The free sessions are on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from February 1st thru April 13th at the Patti Leach Youth Center, 18123 Burnham, Ave. 708-418-8050, noon to 3:30 p.m.
Doors open at 11:50 a.m.

1. Emergency Bracelet Program
There are 344 participants in this program, and most of them are senior citizens.
The program was initiated in 2001, and has been extremely successful.

2. Citizens Police Academy
The Lansing Police Department offers a ten-week police officer taught program to Lansing residents.
The Lansing Citizens Police Academy met on 10 Wednesday evenings from early March, thru May at the Lansing Police Department HQ 2710 -170th St. Lansing, IL.
Contact Officer Barnes at 708-895-7140 for more information.

These classes offer a unique perspective into the agency and subjects include; police ethics, criminal investigations, criminal law, use of force, gang awareness, drug use, canine demonstrations and a hands-on shooting range class.

3. Library Presentations
Officer Barnes conducts talks at the library for Senior Citizens and the following topics are covered:
Crimes Against the Elderly; Gypsy and Traveler's Scams; Identity Theft; Operation Lifesaver; Personal Safety; Telephone, Credit card and Computer Scams.

4. National Night Out
The Lansing Police Department provides free giveaways and food that is donated by Lansing's businesses and service organizations. Residents are encouraged to lock their doors and turn on their porchlights on the night of the event to show our commitment to keeping Lansing crime-free. Any questions can be directed to Officer Barnes at 708-895-7140. 

5. Various Church Group & Buford Walker Senior Center
Officer Barnes has given talks at the senior citizen complex on a variety of subjects

1. Senior Fire Safety with fire department personnel
2 Fire Care - Education & Prevention for Senior Citizens
3. Practice for Life - Fire evacuation & Safe Escape for Senior Citizens & the disabled

Remembering When - A fire and fall prevention program for older adults National Fire Prevention Association
Blood Pressure Screening - Any person who wishes, may have their blood pressure checked by stopping at any of our fire stations. On several occasions, serious medical conditions have been discovered before they became life threatening.